Comment 10 for bug 464559

Brad Krause (brad-krause) wrote :

I am running kernel 2.6.31-17-generic and discovered 'ifconfig wlan0 up' does not work,
BUT
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
works fine!!!

'ifconfig wlan0 down' when the device is already down won't let it come back up without a system reboot.

Basically, it seems any configuration error, no matter how slight, will hose 'ifconfig' until a system restart.